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TheHomeSchoolMom Planner is a comprehensive organizer for appointments, school assignments, lesson planning, record keeping, and family menu planning. It is free for personal use and can be viewed and printed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. FlyLady compatible weekly and menu planner pages are here (not yet updated).
The entire planner can be downloaded in one file; just print the pages you want to use.
(Please note that there was an error in the calendar the first few days it was available. If your download does not say v2 at the end of the filename, please download the newest version.)
Is there a feature or record that you would like to see added to the planner? Let us know in the comments!
- Weekly planner and menu planner pages
- Month View Calendar
- Year View Calendar
- High School Course Planner
- Menu planner | Chore chart | To do list
- Weekly Planner page for use with Weekly Assignment page or Unschooling Record Keeper
- Assignment Sheet
- Reading List
- Unit Study Planner
- Unschooling Record Keeper
If you have any trouble downloading the planner, please use the Troubleshooting Guide at the bottom of the page.
Weekly Planner with Menu Planner on opposite page
Menu Planner / To Do / Chore Chart:
Weekly Assignment Pages
There are three different Weekly Assignment pages, with columns for one, two, or three children. If you have two students, you may choose to download either the two column Weekly Assignment page, or the one column and give one to each child. I suggest filling out and keeping the master assignment sheet in mom’s planner, and copying the complete assignment sheet to give to each child. By using the one column Weekly Assignment page, you allow more room in each column to detail assignments.
Using the Weekly Planner with Weekly Assignment Sheets:
The Weekly Planner is designed to be hole-punched on the left side of the page, and the Weekly Assignments/Unschooling Record Keepers are designed to be hole punched on the right side of the page. When your Planner is open on your desk, the Weekly Planner page will be on the right, with the Assignments/Unschooling Record Keeper page opposite the corresponding Weekly Planner page on the left. The pages are all designed to fit in a standard 8 1/2 x 11 three ring binder.
Although the planner pages can be copied two-sided with the Weekly Planner on one side and the Assignment Sheet on the other side, the most practical way to use the planner is to print the pages single-sided, and to use the appropriate Weekly Assignment page opposite each Weekly Planner page. This allows you to add other relevant pages between each week for quick reference, while still allowing both the Planner and the Assignment pages to be seen simultaneously.
An older, alternative assignment sheet is also available. This sheet is grouped by subject rather than by day.
Reading Log :
Unit Study Planner and Log:
The Unit Study Planner can help you organize your resources and pull it all together. The Unit Study Planner is designed to be used as you initially plan your unit. It allows you to list all of your resources, set your goals for your unit, and begin to organize your unit.
Once you have organized a list of your resources and visited the library to finalize the books you have available, the Unit Study Log can be used to record your lesson plans. It has columns to list the activities you plan to do for the unit, including the date, the activity, the amount of time planned for the activity, and any supplies needed or notes for the activity.
Unschooling Record Keeper
High School Course Planner
The High School Course Planner is not printer-friendly (it is wide) but it is designed to keep up with course selections and credits over the period of 8th – 12th grade. Each grade has columns for the course selected (& the provider), the cost of the course, the number of credits, and the final grade. Each year you can update the planner with the actual data from the previous year and it will be an excellent basis for creating transcripts. The final row in the spreadsheet totals the credits for each grade so you can see at a glance how many credits the student has and how many are needed for graduation. The file is in XLS format so that you can enter and change data.
Didn’t find anything that works for you? Try TheHomeSchoolMom’s listing of homeschool planners and organizers on the web.
If the Planner files do not open for you, try right clicking them and choosing the Save Target As command, saving the file to your desktop. Open the Acrobat Reader, and using the Open… command from the File menu, choose the file you have saved to your desktop. If your Acrobat Reader does not have a picture of a disk on the menu bar, or you click the disk and it says the file cannot be saved, you will need to obtain the current version of Acrobat Reader. If you still cannot open the file, it may have been corrupted in transit.